Meet the Fashion Sensation of 1924

and Make Yourself a Genuine 1920's Style Dress

When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the Woman's Institute had developed a method by which an attractive 1920's dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair.

Yes - You Can Create a 1920's Dress in Only One Hour!


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The One Hour Dress of 1924

As described by the One Hour Dress Designer, Mary Brooks Picken:

"A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! You may receive a phone call at one o'clock inviting you to a little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you wish, wearing a dainty new frock make in the time you would ordinarily spend wondering what to wear. Such is the delight you can find in making your own clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming dress in an hour.

And you can have as many "One Hour Dresses" as your heart desires in infinite variety, for the "One Hour Dress" is not a style of dress, it is a method of making. It is a new and simple plan by which the dress you select from the many designs in this book can actually be cut out, put together, finished all complete in sixty minutes. And you can create other "One Hour Dresses" for yourself, because different combinations of colors and materials, different finishes and touches of decoration will enable you to have just the dress that appeals to your taste and have it quickly and at little cost."

Who is the One Hour Dress for?

The One Hour Dress is perfect for -
  •   Costume designers - Versions of the One Hour Dress created by professional costume makers have been used in stage shows and productions world-wide
  •   Fashion students - Learn this simple technique for creating dresses and be inspired by the colorful examples of 1920's fashion
  •   Dressmakers - This fashion history-making technique can be used for pattern making and modern dresses too
  •   Re-enactment costumes - Make a 1920's dress to go with your 1920's vintage automobile or re-enactment
  •   Fancy dress activities - You are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd at that 1920's themed dance if you make your own dress
  •   Anyone who requires a 1920's dress - 1920's dresses had lots of style and are suitable for numerous different activities

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This is a digital version of a very rare 1920's publication which we
have republished as part of our interest in the 1920's era.

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One Hour Dress Contents

Introduction - Making a Dress in an Hour
Step One - Take Your Measurements
Step Two - Divide the Material
Step Three - Cut Out Belt and Skirt
Step Four - Cut Out the Blouse
Step Five - Bind Neck and Sleeves
Step Six - Join the Blouse and Skirt
Step Seven - Complete the Skirt
Step Eight - Complete the Blouse
Step Nine - Make the Belt
Step Ten - Finish the Dress
Variations of the One Hour Dress
Other Variations Shown in This Book

NOTE: The ONE HOUR DRESS is a method of designing and making dresses of any bust size without using paper patterns. There is the standard design, plus 17 variations.

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Bonus #1 - Value $12

How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes

By LENORE McCORMACK, Department of Dressmaking.
World Dressmaking Record Holder Explains How it is Done - Learn the secrets of fast dressmaking!

Bonus #2 - Value $17

The 2 Hour Dress - 1925

The One-Width, Slender-Line Dress for Fall
By MARY BROOKS PICKEN, Director of Instruction
Especially Suited to the 54-inch (137cm) Flannels in Plain, Striped, Checked, or Plaid Design.
One Length of Material Plus a Scant Two Hours Time Makes This Modish Frock - Another quickly made dress design and instructions!

Bonus #3 - Value $7

Magazine Articles

A collection of News and Magazine Articles on the One Hour Dress - See what a stir the One Hour Dress created!

Bonus #4 - Value $75

1924 Dresses - in color!

20 beautiful and inspiring examples. These are not One Hour Dresses but they do illustrate the types of dresses, materials and colors that were in fashion in 1924. See examples at the top of the page in the header. Inspirational colors and designs!


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P.P.S. We have maintained the price of the One Hour Dress at $17 for nearly five years now but it will be going up to $21 shortly. This may be your last chance to buy it at the old price.

Disclaimer: An experienced dressmaker can make a One Hour Dress in less than an hour, but a novice will take longer.